Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Kent has spent to much time in Austin or maybe he is bucking for a job at ESPN. I spoke with my tile man who had been working that day, he asked me what did they get him on, tourcher? With ESPN taking up for the rich kid and painting a pictue of electrical closets, I thought Karl Rowe must be directing this propaganda. Then it hit me, Hance already has one on the king pins on staff. Who needs Karl when you got Alberto. For more: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8Tpqh-xDJM
Now comes Texas Tech and Mike Leach, as they move the ball rather freely against Texas and rise up and trounce Oklahoma in 09.When I heard the word that Tech’s Mike Leach was suspended for the Alamo Bowl game I thought it was a misprint. Then when I heard it was true and it involved the James family. Well, it’s just a rich white boy, son of a ESPN announcer who wasn’t getting enough catches. All year I wondered why they weren’t throwing to Craig’s boy more. Maybe looking back they should have. If the James’s were a bit disgruntled that might have opened the trap door for this coup.
My thoughts were enhanced by a call from Bristol, the headquarters of ESPN. It was during the Texas vs. Oklahoma State game. The TV announcers were order to stop questioning the official’s calls. Well in case you don’t know, before the game got out of reach for the Cowboys, all the call were going for the Horns. So what they really meant was don’t blow the cover. So when I explain that what is going on down here in Texas, is more that just home cooking, I am not just whistling Dixie.
PS. If there is a Bristol Texas, I am not talking about it. The call came from Bristol, Connecticut. That’s not only north of the Red River it’s north of the Mason-Dixon line. More: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lR_7e3_aoq0
Friday, December 18, 2009
Most unbiased fans are aware the the Tech/Texas game was a little funky to say the least. Another helmet to helmet non call ie. Graham Harrell, 2007 game; see older blog "Gotta you Ump". Money calls (game changing calls) going for UT. In a nut shell, I think the powers at be did not want to see Tech or anyone else for the matter knock Texas out the the BCS Championship game. So, lets move Tech up to the third game since they are breaking in a new QB, Taylor Potts, tellem its for TV. Then if Tech does start to move the ball on the opening drive, which they did, let lose with the laundry, which they did. If a 104,000 fans can't throw Potts and the Red Raiders off on the opening drive one or two or three of Randy's crew who slipped in under another head can. I am not going to go on if you saw the game on National TV you know what I am talking about.
You look at some of the other regular season games and you will see a lopsided scores and many of you will go brain dead. I will only say if the refs call enough money calls against you, taking away your momentum the roof will fall in on you and you will lose.
Well this brings to the big twelve or big eight plus four (until the old SWC schools start wrestling) its not really that big. At the end or apparent end maybe there was a fraction of a second left on the clock(.399). I just don't recall a football game being over and someone puts a clock on the TV screen which we have never seen before and declares it's not really over. Regardless of that strange ending the fact of the matter is the game was decided on a pass interference call that gave UT a touch and opportunity for a kick to decide the game. If you saw the movie the Great White Hope his handlers told him he had to take a dive in the championship fight. He protested only to find out that most of his fights had been fixed. Well If Texas can hold there own against Bama, them OK maybe I am wrong about this 09 season.
Oh! PS. on spell check the computer did not recognize SWC it suggested SEC. Did not the SEC throw out or sanction a crew not long ago?
Oh No! go to:http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=4583642
Monday, September 28, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Dear Ms. Halliburton thank you for covering for me. I wish we could go back and review the helmet to helmet hit by Kindle on Potts with the score 24-17 with just under 12 minutes to play, as you described it. The problem is DVR and TEVO. Not the Florida player but the recording feature on most TV’s now a days. If I thought you could change the replay to show as you put it , “Kindle hit Potts chest high. The hit was so emphatic that Potts’ helmet flew backward.”, I would. But as the replay shows he ear holed him. I wanted to throw the flag but it would have given Tech the ball first and ten with fifteen yards tacked on. The National Championship trophy was sitting on the line lines and it would have been long gone if those cotton picking Red Raiders would have gone on to score and tie the score. I could not have been responsible for the Longhorns being upset again this year. The Raiders had too much momentum going to throw a flag. Yes I know we could have picked it up later like we did last year on the block in the back violation, but believe me that would not have looked good. On top of that I did not know if Potts would recover from the collision. When the contact was made I heard something crack. I was afraid it was his neck.
Sorry to the Red Raiders and the Potts family but another factor I had to consider, the crowd was roaring. Finally the highly touted Kindle had made a big hit. If I had of throw the flag he would have gone from hero to goat. So lets go on and rope us another National Championship. Oh! I just woke up. I wasn't officiating last night.Tk
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Now, I must defend myself. There is an enemy comb ant builder in the hood who knows a Realtor that said I came to my front and opened the door naked. They have turned me into the Will Ferrell, in Old School, of The Canyons of Cardinal Hills. Here is what really happened. It was either the first or second night in my new home on Nightingale that the loud cathedral sounding door bell went off around one AM. After all the stress of moving Ann and I were both in a deep sleep. I thought the door bell was malfunctioning and rolled over. But Ann, came down the stairs and said someone was at the door. Being the man of the house who sometimes wears the paints I got up and went to the door. It was dark and foggy and kinda scary. We have three quarter glass double arched doors. Like I stated your honor we had just moved and I did not have blinds or curtains up and I might add this was my first time to have so much glass in my front doors. Well being a old Hippie from the Marshall Ford area I sometimes forget to put on my pj's. Fate would have it that this was one of those nights. If I had unpacked my robe I would have put it on, I am not particularly proud of my shinny white leggs and I still did not believe anyone was really at the door. So I approached with caution, looked through both the side windows and did not see a car. Thinking I was correct I advanced to my new front door almost sleep walking. I stopped short of the double doors at an angle so I could peer around and through the beveled glass. Hunched over at the opposite angle from me was the figure of a woman. Being one or two in the morning I though it must be June King and she is out of sugar. I rubbed my eyes and realized it was not her. For a moment I became frighten for the figure of the woman seemed to look strange in the fog. Then boldly with my most manly voice I ask though the glass in the dark. Dark because I never turn on interior lights to give someone a illuminated shot at me. Because the stranger was at an opposite angle from me and not centered on the opening I was spotted. My impulse was to not duck and hide so I stood firm or somewhat firm, remember it was the middle of the night and I am not dead yet.I asked what is up and the woman informed me the the light on the septic of my sepc house around the corner was on. I thanked her and went back to bed.
The next evening the lady and this time her husband reappeared at the glass doors. It wasn't so late so I was fully clothed. I sensed domestic unrest so I let Ann handled it. The conversation went on for some time on the poach so I finally stepped out like a big boy and told them both that I was very sorry that I came to the door naked and that it would not happen again. I warmly invited them in and we all made friends.We are still friendly to this day.
So I did not open my door naked to a woman as was gossiped to my architect, Ray Brown, by a lady Realtor who must be in the camp of some other builder. Click on toon to enlarge.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
To a matter of degree all Christians have some Roman Catholic in them. Now my mother Mamie Dickson later Mamie Keeton had more than her fair share of Catholicism. She grew up a Presbyterian. Now I know the Presbyterians are first cousins to Catholics but check out these writings of my Mother. These were written by her long before she converted to the Catholic church. Tell me they don't sound Catholic. Click on the old type written pages to enlarge.
Speaking of Mothers to the bottom left of the First Mass is a tribute to mothers everywhere: http://www.flixxy.com/game-of-survival.htm
Friday, June 26, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Pepper Gomez, who was known as "The Man with the Cast Iron Stomach" and was a major star in California and Texas, was taken off life support on Wednesday night.
Gomez had the the first of two emergency surgeries in early April, and was unconscious since the second surgery on April 16.
Paul Gomez, the 1949 Mr. California as a bodybuilder, debuted as a pro wrestler in January 1953 after training under Mexican wrestling legend Miguel "Blackie" Guzman. However, he blew out his knee during his first match, which was in El Paso, Texas.
Dubbed Pepper Gomez, he would become a huge star in Texas and California, and wrestle many places across North America as well.
Gomez held the Texas heavyweight title 12 different times from 1955 to 1963. He was also the AWA U.S. champion, the WWA heavyweight champ, and the NWA Pacific Coast Junior heavyweight champion.
The title "The Man with the Cast Iron Stomach" wasn't just a gimmick.
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Monday, June 8, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Here is one for the water boarders:http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1579920046?bctid=20047560001
Monday, February 16, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
St. Paul may have said it best; "Whoever had much did not have more,
and whoever had little did not have less".
Saturday, February 7, 2009
I hear from time to time that the Vatican was on vacation during WWII and did not do enough to stop Hitler. They did and do have the Swiss guard armed with spears. They could have held them off about as long as the horse cavalry of the Polish army did. In case a similar situation arises again I suggest the Vatican adopts an Air Force.
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